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Uzbekistan boosts electricity imports from Tajikistan

Uzbekistan Materials 20 January 2023 14:11 (UTC +04:00)
Uzbekistan boosts electricity imports from Tajikistan
Nazrin Babayeva
Nazrin Babayeva
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BAKU, Azerbaijan, January 20. Uzbekistan increased importing volumes of electricity from Tajikistan to provide light to the country’s Surkhandarya region, Trend reports via Uzbekistan’s Hududiy elektr tarmoqlari (Regional electric networks).

According to the source, some 220 kV of electricity was supplied to Uzbekistan's Surkhandarya region from the Tajik "Regar-500" substation through the L-Regar-Zarchop and L-Regar-Sherabad lines.

The boost of electricity supply is being done amid increasing cold in the country.

The statement said that some 70 percent of the electricity needs of Shoʻrchi district, Oltinsoy district, Kumkurgon district, Jarqo'rg'on district, and 90 percent of Bandixon district, Qiziriq district, Sherobod district, as well as 100 percent of Boysun district, Soriyosio district, Uzun district, Denov district of Surkhandarya region are supplied with electricity from Tajikistan.

Meanwhile, the consumers from Surkhandarya region's Termez district, Jarqo'rg'on district (30 percent of the electricity needs), Muzrobot district, Angor district, Sherobod district (10 percent), and Termez city receive electricity from the Uzbek energy system.

Earlier in December 2022, it was announced that Uzbekistan uses electricity, that Kyrgyzstan purchased from Turkmenistan. Over the past 3 years, Uzbekistan has resumed importing electricity from neighboring Central Asian countries to meet the needs of the population and industry.

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